30th Oct – I’ve watched every 7 Up episode since I was 7, and today I watched the latest, 56 Up. Michael Apted didn’t plan it this way in the beginning, but thanks to his perseverance, every 7 years I catch up with people I’ve known since I was a child.
31st Oct – There’s a Halloween party for 20 children under way next door. This is unusual where I live.
1st Nov – Tutoring a student in a college library, we were asked to leave for recess. The library closed for 15 minutes. Who made up that rule?
2nd Nov – A tutoring agency asked me to fill in my details on a page entitled “Teachers Backend”.
3rd Nov – In the last two years my neighbour in the Housing flats has had two babies. The father has taken them away to another town. She accepts it; she has no money to get them back or even to go and see them. Her life is so different from mine.